Caeleb Dressel: How Fast Will He Swim?

  Bruno’s Predictions for World Swimming Championships:   

by Bruno Moreno

Men’s 50 freestyle: 

Caeleb Dressel, Bruno Fratus and Kristian Gkolomeev, the 2019 FINA World Swimming Championships podium in the men ‘s 50 freestyle will all be competing in Budapest again. 

Michael Andrew is definitely a threat for the podium, as well as the Jr. swimmers from Poland who are ranked within the top 5 in the world this year (NAMES) ( data from FINA, 2022)

My predictions:

  1. Caeleb Dressel – 20.85 
  2. Michael Andrew – 21.20 
  3. Florent Manaudou – 21.23


Women’s 400 freestyle 

Titmus, who just broke the WR, said that she will not be competing at Worlds to focus on Commonwealth Games, which leaves former world record holder, Katie Ledecky, as the favorite to win this race. USA’s Leah Smith is favorite to the podium. She was third at the 2016 Olympics in this same race.

My predictions: 

  1. Katie Ledecky – 3:56.10
  2. Summer McIntosh – 3:59.90
  3. Leah Smith – 4:03.40


Men’s 100 freestyle: 

This is probably le of the most famous and exciting races in swimming. Caeleb Dressel, the current World and Olympic Champion, enters the meet as the main favorite to win the gold. However, Olympic Champion from Rio 2016 in this event, Kyle Chalmers, will be heading to worlds after all.

After just a few weeks of training, he is a huge threat to win the gold. Let’s see if he can make it and become LCM World Champion.

My predictions: 

  1. Caeleb Dressel – 47.20
  2. Brooks Curry – 47.74
  3. Kyle Chalmers – 47.93


Last update: May, 2022

Written by:

Bruno M

Professional Sports Analyst and Journalist

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